Just like the Alabama Crimson Tide did in college football, Kate Upton goes back to back as the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model.
It’s almost that time of year, when the rest of the world watches sexy, nonsensical Super Bowl commercials in order to reacquaint itself with the supermodels we know and love. Cue the Kate Upton Super Bowl Mercedes-Benz is leaked.
Chris Gilmore, a student at Brevard Community College in Florida and a pitcher on the baseball team there used his experience to help himself win $1 million in the MLB 2K12 Perfect Game Challenge tournament.
“I can think like a pitcher and throw pitches in different locations and change speeds and such. You can use the pitching [wisdom] for hitting, as well. As a hitter, it helps you to read the pitcher and pick up on what he might be thinking about throwing on what counts.”
In case you’re not 100 percent familiar with the video game, it’s the one with the Kate Upton and Justin Verlander-as-Randy Johnson commercial.
Gilmore won his prize at the MLB Fan Cave in New York City in a eight-person tournament final. This was the first season that 2K sports used a tournament to determine the winner. The eight players who threw “the most perfect” game won a chance to go to New York for the finals. Gilmore, as CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees, beat the Detroit Tigers in the final, 10-1.
Kate Upton has been everywhere lately, not that many men are complaining. The cover model of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue appears in a commercial for Skullcandy along with Oklahoma City Thunder stars Kevin Durant and James Harden. The 19-year-old model accompanies the pair as they go about their routine for ‘Take a Supermodel to Work Day.’
Model and Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton is back for her second MLB 2K12 ad and this time she’s the gatekeeper at the Perfect Club. Detroit Tigers ace pitcher and the games cover man Jason Verlander can’t even get into the club, not even looking like Randy Johnson.
Kate Upton’s popularity has exploded since she made an appearance in last year’s swimsuit edition and was named Rookie of the Year by SI’s Jimmy Traina. Upton was revealed as cover model of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue during a taping of CBS The Late Show with David Letterman.